Youth & Student Wage Subsidies

The CBT Summer Works Program (Students)

Delivered in partnership with College of the Rockies, Summer Works was created to support the success of small enterprise in the Basin, as well as provide summer jobs for students in the region.

Benefits include:
The Summer Works Program provides an hourly wage subsidy to support the success of small business in the Basin, as well as creates up to 150 summer jobs for students in the region.
Who Can Apply:
Basin small businesses only. Business must not be registered as a not-for-profit or public organization.
How to Apply:
Guidelines will be posted by the end of the day on January 30, 2015.
Applications will be posted on February 19, 2015 at noon MST.
Deadline For Applications: Please check again soon for details.

College of the Rockies-Cranbrook
1.250.489.2751 ext. 3644
1.877.489.2687 ext. 3644

Canada Summer Jobs (Students)

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.

Canada Summer Jobs:

  • provides work experiences for students;
  • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
  • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

The period to apply for Canada Summer Jobs 2015 will be from December 1, 2014 to January 30, 2015.

Call 1-800-935-5555

To be eligible to participate in the Canada Summer Jobs initiative, individuals must:
-Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment
-have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
– Be Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred
– Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
 Wage Subsidy Rates:
-Not-for-profit employers are eligible for up to 100% of the provincial/territorial adult minimum hourly wage.
-Public and  private-sector employers are eligible for up to 50% of the provincial/territorial adult minimum hourly wage

The School Works Program 

The School Works Program is addressing the needs of Basin enterprises and fostering an energized, diverse and resilient local economy. School Works will enable Basin organizations and small businesses to hire full-time students on a part-time basis throughout the school year and ensure they are gaining work experience in the region. The program will run from September to May.

Who Can Apply:
CBT supports the success of small business, non-profit or First Nation organizations and public bodies in the Basin through the School Works Program.

How To Apply:
This program is administered by the College of the Rockies, which will be assessing complete applications on a first-received, first-served basis.

School Works Guidelines
School Works Application Form

Deadline For Applications: Completed applications will be accepted on a first-received, first-served basis starting August 13, 2014.